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Storm

[shtohrm]
noun
Theodore Woldsen [tey-aw-dawr vawlt-suhn] , 1817–88, German poet and novelist.
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storm (stɔːm)
 
n
1.  a.  a violent weather condition of strong winds, rain, hail, thunder, lightning, blowing sand, snow, etc
 b.  (as modifier): storm signal; storm sail
 c.  (in combination): stormproof
2.  meteorol a violent gale of force 10 on the Beaufort scale reaching speeds of 55 to 63 mph
3.  a strong or violent reaction: a storm of protest
4.  a direct assault on a stronghold
5.  a heavy discharge or rain, as of bullets or missiles
6.  short for storm window
7.  (Brit) storm in a teacup US equivalent: tempest in a teapot a violent fuss or disturbance over a trivial matter
8.  take by storm
 a.  to capture or overrun by a violent assault
 b.  to overwhelm and enthral
 
vb
9.  to attack or capture (something) suddenly and violently
10.  (intr) to be vociferously angry
11.  (intr) to move or rush violently or angrily
12.  (intr; with it as subject) to rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning
 
[Old English, related to Old Norse stormr, German Sturm; see stir1]
 
'stormlike
 
adj

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storm
O.E. storm, from P.Gmc. *sturmaz (cf. O.N. stormr, O.S., M.L.G., M.Du., Du. storm, O.H.G., Ger. sturm). O.Fr. estour "onset, tumult," It. stormo are Gmc. loan-words. Fig. (non-meteorological) sense was in late O.E. The verb in the sense of "to rage, be violent" is from c.1380; military sense (1645)
first used by Oliver Cromwell. Storm-door first recorded 1878; storm-water is from 1879; storm-window is attested from 1824. Storm-troops (Ger. sturmtruppen) is from 1917, introduced by the German military in World War I. Storm-trooper "member of the Nazi Sturmabteilung" is from 1933 (see Sturmabteilung).
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Medical Dictionary

storm (stôrm)
n.
An exacerbation of symptoms or a crisis in the course of a disease.

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storm   (stôrm)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A low-pressure atmospheric disturbance resulting in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.

  2. A wind with a speed from 103 to 117 km (64 to 73 mi) per hour, rating 11 on the Beaufort scale.


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